Book — 1 online resource (xix, 154 pages) : illustrations
Foreword by David Stern; Preface; Acknowledgments; The Haggadah and Its Ritual; The Sources; From the Bible to the Mishnah; From the Mishnah until the Modern Seder; An Overview of the Seder and Its History; Food at the Seder; Haroset; The Hagigah Sacrifice; The Timing of the Meal; Matzah, Maror, and Karpas; The Food's Symbolic Significance; The Afikoman; Structure and Symmetry; The Order of the Evening; Sanctifying the Day (Kaddesh); Washing the Hands (Urechatz); Dipping the Greens/Vegetable (Karpas); The Breaking of the Matzah (Yahatz); The Story of the Redemption (Maggid).
After the Meal (Tzafun, Barekh)The After-Dinner Songs (Hallel, Nirtzah); The Structure of the After-Dinner Songs; The Additional Songs in the Ashkenazic Tradition; Additional Songs in Other Traditions; The Passover Haggadah and Commentary; A Note about the Translation; Preparing for the Seder; The Passover Seder; Bibliography.
Book — 1 online resource (viii, 216 pages) : illustrations.
Introduction Chapter One: Haggadah Manuscripts of the Kaifeng Jews Chapter Two: The Community's Knowledge of Hebrew as Reflected in their Haggadah Chapter Three: Hebrew in the Kaifeng Haggadah Chapter Four: The Judeo-Persian of KH Chapter Five: Order of the Service.
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This comprehensive, textual treatment of the Kaifeng Passover Rite is a significant contribution to the ongoing discussion of the community's origins in particular and to comparative Jewish liturgy in general. The book includes a facsimile of one manuscript and a sample of the other, the full text of the Hebrew/Aramaic and Judeo-Persian Haggadah in Hebrew characters, as well as an English translation. Following a review of the community's history, sources for study, and related scholarly work conducted to date, the languages used in the Haggadah and their backgrounds are discussed in detail. Analysis of the order of the service allows for comparison of the Kaifeng Jewish community's recitation of the Passover liturgy, performance of ritual, and consumption of ceremonial food to other communities in the Jewish Diaspora. The various parts and chapters of the book, including its extensive and meticulous annotations and bibliographical references, provide much fresh and useful material for scholars and readers interested in pre-modern Jewish, Judeo-Persian and Chinese literary traditions and cultures. David Yeroushalmi, Tel Aviv University, 2015. (source: Nielsen Book Data)